Domestic violence battery lawyer, Naples, FLorida.

Naples, Florida Criminal Defense lawyer Dominick Russo represents people accused of domestic violence in Naples, Florida. If you or a family member has been arrested for domestic violence, here's some information you need to know: Bonds for domestic violence battery are set by the judge. That means the person arrested will have to wait until he or she sees the judge the next day at First Appearance, also called 24-hour court, to get a bond. The judge will ususally issue a No Contact Order, prohibiting the arrested person from having any contact with the alleged victim as a condition of pre-trial release, or as a condition of release on bond.

If the alleged victim does not want a No Contact Order issued, the victim can go to 24-hour court (usually held at 2:00PM in courtroom 3-4, on the 3rd floor of the courthouse), and express to the judge whether or not he or she wants the No Contact Order. As your attorney, I can appear at 24-hour court and request a bond, or help you address the issue of the No Contact Order. In addition to release from jail by posting bond, a person arrested may be released without posting a bond, if the judge allows release on pre-trial release (PTR). Persons released on PTR must phone the Sheriff's office weekly as a condition of release.

Collier County is very aggressive in fighting domestic violence. If law enforcement is called to a physical dispute, they are supposed to determine who is the primary aggressor, and arrest that person. Often the alleged victim wishes to have the criminal charges dropped. In crimes of alleged domestic violence, however, it is the policy of the State Attorney's Office to go forward with the criminal charges regardless of the wishes of the alleged victim.

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